Department of Pharmacotherapy 

Title: Professor (Clinical), Director, Utah Poison Control Center

Office:

L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute Room 4761
Phone: (801) 587-0605
Fax: (801) 581-4199
Email: Barbara.Crouch@hsc.utah.edu

Education:

  • University of Utah, MS (public health) 1994

  • Clinical Toxicology Fellow, Maryland Poison Center, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 1985

  • University of Texas at Austin/University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, PharmD 1984

  • Phildadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, BS (pharmacy) 1982

  • Albany College of Pharmacy - (pre-pharmacy curriculum) 1979

  • Additional Courses Completed

  • Certificate of Completion, The Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program, August 2006

  • Certificate of Training, Basic Disaster Life Support, American Medical Association, November 2004

  • Instructor Certification, Advanced Hazmat Life Support, February 200

  • Certificate of Completion, Administration for Physician Executives, University of Utah School of Business, May 2001

  • Certificate of Completion, The Leadership Experience, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, October 2000

  • Certificate of Completion, The Competitive Edge. Advanced Experiential Training in Conducting and Using Outcomes Studies, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Fall 1997

  • Certificate of Completion, Advanced Public Information Officers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, October 1997

  • Certificate of Completion, Amgen Outcomes Institute, Washington DC, June 1993

Clinical Practice and Research Interests:

  • Providing clinical toxicology consultation and overseeing operations of statewide poison control center.

  • My primary research involves epidemiology of poison exposures. Current projects include analyzing a statewide linked-database of poison exposures that includes data from the poison center, pre-hospital, emergency department, inpatient discharge database and death certificates, analysis of coin exposures in children, ocular exposures reported to all poison control centers. Past research projects include characterizing trends in teen OTC drug abuse in Utah and an analysis of poison exposures in older adults.

Positions Held:

  • Professor (Clinical), Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah, 2004-present

  • Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah, 2006-present

  • Director, Utah Poison Control Center, 1992-present

  • Adjunct Professor (Clinical), Division of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, 2007-present

  • Past Positions Held

  • Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy

  • Associate Director, Utah Poison Control Center (formerly known as Intermountain Regional Poison Control Center), 1990-1992

  • Associate Professor (Clinical) 1996-2004

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), 1993-1996

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 1991-1993

  • Delaware Valley Regional Poison Control Center

  • Executive Director,1990

  • Interim Executive Director, 1989

  • Assistant Director, 1987-1989

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1988 -1990

  • Pharmacist, Professional Services Department, First DataBank, a division of Hearst Electronic Publishing, 1986 -1987.

  • University of California School of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacist, Drug Information Analysis Service, 1985-1986

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, 1985-1986

  • Specialist in Poison Information, San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Control Center, August 1985 to August 1986.

Professional Affliations:

  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers

  • American Board of Applied Toxicology

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

  • Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology

Professional Offices and Committees

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers

  • Chair, CSPI Exam Committee, 2004-2008

  • Co-Chair, CSPI Exam Committee, 1999-2004

  • Board of Directors, Member at large, 1998-2003

  • Secretary, Board of Directors, 1994-1008

  • Co-Chair Scientific Review Committee, 1992-1994

  • Chair, Data Collection Committee Subcommittee on Quality Assurance, Audit and Coding Definitions, 1996-1999

  • Data Collection Committee, Managers Committee, Data Access Committee, Certification Committee, Governmental Affairs

  • American Board of Applied Toxicology

  • Committee on Credentialing (1991-1993)

  • Life Sciences Research Office

  • Advisory Committee to Evaluate Adverse Event Reporting Systems for Dietary Supplements

  • State of Utah, Health Resources and Services Administration Bioterrorism Grant Advisory Committee

The Utah Poison Control Center is a 24-hour resource for poison information, clinical toxicology consultation and poison prevention education. In addition to providing a service to the public and health professionals of Utah, faculty at the Utah Poison Control Center conduct epidemiologic research to better characterize populations who are poisoned.

Courses Taught:


Lecturer In:


  • PHARM 5113 - Basics in Pharmaceutical Sciences